The Savant spoon company was launched in 2004 by Tom Manning wanting to offer a quality lure to discerning anglers. Tom noted having a box full of Williams Wablers, the genuine silver and 24 carat gold finishes were of the best quality, he wanted his Savant lures to also be of the finest quality. Tom experimented and designed a number of lure styles. The Savant spoon and the Jake being the originals in 2004. The Winni™ was introduced in 2008 and the Savant® Crusher™ in 2009, a slightly smaller version of the original Savant® Spoon.